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Clinical Pilates at Function & Form

Discover all things Clinical Pilates at Function and Form, the equipment we use, 
the Clients we see and what Pilates can do for you.

What is Clinical Pilates?

THE HISTORY OF PILATES

Pilates was created by Joseph Hubertus Pilates in the early 1900's. 

As a young man, he  devised a unique series of vigorous physical exercises to help correct muscular imbalances and improve posture, coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility.  Much of his exercises were performed on spring-resistance machines.

Throughout his life, Joseph Pilates continued to develop his exercise systems and to create new pieces of equipment.

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REGULAR PILATES & CLINICAL PILATES

As Pilates, and Clinical Pilates, in particular, requires close instruction and feedback, learning pilates in large class numbers is not advisable or optimal.

Sessions at Function & Form, for this reason, are either conducted one on one or partner sessions. In this way, you are ensured you will be able to effectively execute each movement with the appropriate muscles.

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THE PILATES REFORMER

The Pilates reformer is a traditional piece of Pilates equipment which looks like a bed with springs. It is the one of most versatile and effective piece of exercise equipment.

The Reformer allows exercise in a horizontal plane of motion without vertically loading and weight-bearing through the legs, whilst using a lighter resistance than their body weight. Therefore  assists accelerating the recovery process through controlled progressive resistance.

At Function and Form we use the Reformer for Injury Rehabilitation and Sports Specific Cross Training.

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Health Benefits of Pilates

Clinical Pilates improves mobility, stability, balance, posture and overall function. Both a safe and effective form of exercise, pilates is perfect for addressing the specific needs of each individual.

Clinical Pilates has proven to be effective in achieve improvements in posture, re educating movement patterns, specifically targeting activate weak muscle groups or providing progressive recovery from injury or surgery.

Core


Functional Movement Patterns


Flexibility


Strength


Our Difference

What makes Clinical Pilates at Function and Form a different exercise experience?


To completely understand the principles of Pilates and movement patterns required Pilates should be taught initially as one on one. Optimal benefit from this style of exercise can be achieved in this way.
Function and Form is the perfect environment to learn and develop your pilates skills and fitness. The Studio is a comfortable, modern and climate controlled space. Pilates is conducted in complete privacy, enabling the individual to explore movement with confidence and with one on one direction from our qualified physiotherapist. The Studio contains a large variety of equipment, including a commercial grade Pilates Reformer.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Addressing muscle imbalances and reducing injury

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Normalising movement through functional movement patterns.

DECONDITIONED PATIENTS

Following periods of illness and injury, restoring health and fitness.

ENHANCED ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Improving deficits in strength through Strength and Conditioning

CROSS TRAINING

Uses several modes of training to develop a specific component of fitness..

PREGNANCY

Safe and effective exercise tailored to addressing pelvic floor and abdominal muscle weakness.

Client Groups

The type of Clients who attend 
Clinical Pilates at Function and Form

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